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Our Genealogical Helper for Wellington ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Wellington (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Wellington. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Wellington ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wellington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wellington, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wellington.

Cemeteries Near Wellington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wellington.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Wellington covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spencer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Eventide Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Craig Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hooam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McKown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stalman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Callow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Beckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chrislip Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCutcheon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McClung Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Mt. Solon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clover Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Swank Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coe - Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Villers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Gandeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Two Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Slider Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Snyder Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCrae Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rector Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Husk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bryners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cranesnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Garder Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Wellington in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wellington.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Wellington, with the one closest to Wellington listed first.

Spencer   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 431 people (with 2,111 people in 2017)
 - Spencer had a post office and railroad service
Triplett   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Wellington
 - Triplett had a post office and no railroad service
Millard   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Millard had a post office and no railroad service
Schilling   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wellington
 - Schilling had a post office and no railroad service
Reedyville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Reedyville had a post office and no railroad service
Rocksdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Rocksdale had a post office and no railroad service
Richardson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wellington
 - Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
Reedy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wellington
 - Reedy had a post office and no railroad service
Peniel   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Wellington
 - Peniel had a post office and no railroad service
Evelyn - Historic   [Map]
 - While Evelyn was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Wellington
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Evelyn had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Wellington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wellington in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Wellington is located in Roane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha & Wirt.

Below are the counties that are near Wellington. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Wellington:

Roane     (The home county for Wellington)
      Spencer   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orma   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Malden   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baden   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mason   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slate   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Wellington, see our County-by-County Page for Wellington.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Wellington:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Roane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Roane County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Roane County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wellington. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Wellington. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wellington) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8334, Longitude: -81.3423     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wellington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Wellington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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